The same practice applied to the gold quartz jewelers when it came to watches: they just bought watches from prominent makers, and when someone came in who wanted one decorated with gold quartz, they picked which gold watch they wanted, and then the jeweler made a front piece. This particular watch was made and signed by the Illinois Watch Company. The jeweler made the decorated flat. This flat is one of the most sought after examples because it incorporates so many materials. Four oval gold in quartz flats are separated by four pink stained moss Agate sections. In the center is a recessed compartment with six pie shaped separations, each filled with a different color, representing six mines. A crystal cover holds everything in place. The opposite lid is floral engraved. It needs an adjustment to the snap as it won't stay closed. The watch is attached to what collectors consider the most desirable watch chain. Each link has two panels on each side, different colors, separated by a stylized belt buckle; all this in solid rose gold, and a gold horse shoe for good luck is in the center of the chain. There are seven links. On the opposite side of the chain is a very nice fob depicting a horse riding stirrup, and in the center is a rondel with a gold quartz heavily laden panel on one side. A blood stone panel is on the other side, accompanied by a piece of moss Agate on the bottom with a beautiful configuration. The colors in the links are alternating black and rose quartz. There is also a bar to be put through a buttonhole in the vest to hold the chain. All of the gold quartz is in wonderful condition with some minor cracking and one tiny chip in one corner of one slab. The watch itself is the nice, large No. 18 size and of course, solid gold. 22 - 1/2" L.